The UCLA Institute for Quantitative & Computational Biosciences invites you to a special virtual event: “MAPPING THE BRAIN With 100 Billion Cells, Is This an Impossible Task?”
Our brains process information to navigate rush-hour traffic, learn to compete on Jeopardy, and imagine unknowns in art and science. These amazing capabilities depend on a network involving tens of thousands of different types of neurons with specialized functions. A major bottleneck to better understanding brain functions is that we still do not have a brain map showing what types of cells occupy different locations in the brain and how they are all connected to each other. Though an estimated 100 billion cells exist in the brain, these presenters are undaunted:
Roy Wollman, Ph.D.
Professor, UCLA Integrative Biology & Physiology and Chemistry & Biochemistry
Jingyi Jessica Li, Ph.D.
Professor, UCLA Statistics, Biostatistics, Computational Medicine and Human Genetics
Hong-Wei Dong, Ph.D.
Professor, UCLA Neurobiology
Director, UCLA Brain Research & Artificial Intelligence Nexus (B.R.A.I.N.)
Introductory remarks by Alexander Hoffmann, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Quantitative & Computational Biosciences and Thomas M. Asher Professor of Microbiology, UCLA Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
Following presentations and discussions, attendees will be invited to ask questions of the speakers during a moderated Q&A.